President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the Pentagon’s cyber warfare unit will be elevated, forming the US military’s tenth unified command. In a statement, he vowed to “strengthen our cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve our Nation’s defense.”
On Saturday, Kevin Scheid, a Department of Defense veteran, was placed in charge of NATO’s cyber operations. The appointment wouldn’t be big news if it weren’t for the fact that he’s joining the organization at a hair-raising point in history. The vicious malware triggered the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of…
Zapping the brain with small bursts of electricity in hopes of improving memory isn’t a brand new concept, however a new study shows that the experimental therapy could be more effective than previous studies indicated. A team of neuroscientist from the University of Pennsylvania are the first to successfully…
The notoriously secretive National Security Agency is raising “security concerns” to justify an apparent new policy of pre-emptively denying Freedom of Information Act requests about the agency’s contractors.
Hours before President Trump will reportedly sign an order preventing most refugees from entering the US, the Department of Defense tweeted a compelling story about an Iraqi refugee who served in the US military. It leaves us wondering: Hey, is the Department of Defense subtweeting the president?
As our inevitable descent into digital anarchy looms large, there is some comfort to be taken in the fact that powerful, well-funded entities like the Department of Defense are there to provide protection and security. Psych!
Today the Department of Defense announced that it will soon require all of its contractors to report any major cybersecurity breaches. And if your first question is, why in the hell didn’t they require that before?, that’s a great question.
The Department of Defense has spent $66 billion since 2002 rebuilding Afghanistan. But amazingly, it can't account for $45 billion of that money. That's billion with a B.
Last year, Google bought eight robotics companies in just six months, making the search giant a US military contractor. So what is the relationship between Google and the Department of Defense? This comic sheds a bit of light on the current situation.
Monitoring America's nuclear stockpiles is vital but mind-numbingly dull work. So rather than rely on easily distracted human guards, the storage facilities at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) are now being watched by the unblinking eyes of a mobile robotic patrol fleet.
Doesn't matter if you're a ninja or a polar bear blinking in a blizzard—if you've got a heartbeat, this new sensor system will find you. It's called "Biometrics-at-a-distance" and does everything but smell your fear.
The Pentagon has decided on its first secure mobile device running Android. The no-longer-available Dell Streak 5. Way to speed the process along Uncle Sam.
The US Department of Defense just revealed that they lost 24,000 files to "foreign intruders" in March. Though they wouldn't specify on details, they acknowledged it was "one of the most damaging cyberattacks to date on the US military".
The app, by the DoD's Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System, delivers news directly from deployed service members from every arm of the military. You can also flip through the most popular and best photography from the military as well as video from "In The Fight" programming and military newscasts and share…
A new $29 million Defense Department project makes viewing military intelligence from Afghanistan as easy as ordering a movie from Netflix.
In 2008, a foreign intelligence agency slipped a flash drive into a U.S. military computer, sneaking malicious code onto classified military networks: "A rogue program operating silently, poised to deliver operational plans into the hands of an unknown adversary." Gulp.
It's ridiculous all the half-baked solutions we depend on to resuscitate a dead phone. Especially when there's a potent supply of free power just waiting to be tapped, right above our heads. No, not the sun—overhead power lines.